Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

ChatGPT has renewed the conversation—and speculation—surrounding artificial intelligence.  With some apprehension, we sifted through the archives to find what passed for current views way back when.

Ten years ago.  S.D. Livingstone delves into the possibility that AI could man the phone lines at the customer service desk.  “According to one prediction, it will only be another five years before artificial intelligence (AI) has taken over most customer service jobs.”  Primal Numbers – Artificial Intelligence, October 11, 2013.

Fifteen years ago.  Sean Steels follows up on UofA’s AI research team who came up with a poker-playing program.  “In the future, this type of risk-calculating program could also be applied in real-world scenarios to combat human indecision in the face of uncertain variables…”  Education News – Computer program tops Las Vegas’s best pro poker players, August 29, 2008.